Sunday, June 10, 2012

Take The Time


While fishing the many small streams I have found some interesting items. Most are pretty common such as old bottles, baby carriages, old farm plows and such. While stopping to look at them my thoughts are of what's behind them. Were they owned by people of wealth, farmers, hard working factory workers. Were they abandoned there for what reason.


I came across this old chair. It was near a stream. Being positioned in such a way it appeared to be used for relaxing. I wondered how many sunrises, and sunsets the person who sat there enjoyed.
A bit of Connecticut history. Those days when schools like this educated children of the new country.


I could have driven a few miles north and crossed the Connecticut River on a bridge, but chose this method instead.







17 comments:

  1. Hi Brk Trt!
    Like the comment about the chair. It reminds me of a stone I used to sit on (like on a hideout) waiting for the trout or grayling to start rising. On that stone I made many reflections on fly fishing and life itself. It's situated on the bank on one of my favorite spots at Ljusnan, not far from where I was born. It might very well be that the owner of the chair did the same. Who knows?
    Have fun fly fishing and reflecting over life,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. The Jassid Man,
      Thanks.
      You go to the stream to reflect....wonderful.

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  2. Still looks like you could sit in the chair and contemplate, but I'd sit gently. I too, would have taken the ferry, just because.

    Mark

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    1. Shoreman,
      Thanks.
      My thoughts exactly...the chair has seen better days.

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  3. The chair looked like it has seen better days.

    Unfortunately. I have not been deep in the woods yet to find such treasures.

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    1. Ed,
      Thanks.
      See above. When I'm out there I could catch more fish if I concentrated on fishing. But there is so much distracting me.

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  4. Love he pix! The chair was a great find. I find things like that often, and like you I wonder about the stories they could tell.

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    1. Seth,
      Thanks.
      Some wonderful stories I'm sure.

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  5. I plan to take a lot of time this week since i am off. Nice pictures. The school house is nice. Makes you wonder what some of those kids grew up to be that were educated in that building

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    1. Savage,
      Thanks.
      I never thought of that.

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  6. Brk
    I am really into finding and researching past relics--if only that chair could talk. The school house is outstanding, I would say that this school building accomplished more in the way of teaching than some of those we have today. I am doing research on my family tree, have you ever thought about researching your family?

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      My wife and I both agree with your statement on the quality of education the kids received back then.

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  7. Love those old 1 room school houses..looks like this one is very well maintained..what town is it in?

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    1. penbayman,
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      Very well maintained for sure. The town is Hadlyme.

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  8. I think I could spend a few hours sitting in that chair enjoying Mother Nature.
    Ferry's are cool...we've got one on a local river that is still in use and I find it much more fun than an old bridge.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      You and I feel the same way. But it didn't look to strong.

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  9. I'm loving the photo of the old chair. I'll take your word for it and won't sit down.

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